LUCCIA - Co-development of a simulation and decision support tool for land use planning and impact assessment in the context of climate change

Start
November 2021
End
December 2023
Project cost
996 000 €
Role in the project
Coordination and modelling expertise

Countries

Mozambique

Fields

Spatial Planning Climate Degradation-Restoration Forest Modeling Remote sensing

Main goals

Provide technical assistance to the FNDS (Fundo Nacional de Desenvolvimento Sustentavel) and in particular to the MRV (Monitoring-Reporting-Verification) unit in its monitoring-evaluation missions by developing a spatialized decision support tool in order to simulate and Assess the impact of national development scenarios and project interventions in the agriculture and forestry sector.

Specific objectives

OS1. From the LANDSIM prototype platform, develop an operational spatio-temporal simulation tool for the assessment of the future impact of land development scenarios and project interventions in the agriculture and forest sector.
SO2. Apply and test the simulation tool in a national case study on climate change mitigation and/or adaptation scenarios and a regional case study on ex-ante impact assessment conservation and development project.
SO3. Develop national capacities to: i) operationally apply the simulation tool for different interventions on the territory, ii) provide dashboards of indicators based on simulation results, and iii) understand and modify the internal processes of the simulation tool for future platform improvements.

Beneficiaries

MRV (Monitoring-Reporting-Verification) Unit of the Fundo Nacional de Desenvolvimento Sustentavel (FNDS)

Results

R1. Kick-off meeting including stakeholder mapping
R2. Progress report after nine months of project and presentations to the committee
R3. Progress report after 16 months of project and presentations to the committee
R4. Final report and presentations: delivery of the tool, source code, user manual and training documents

Activities

A1. Conducting workshops to assess the needs of future users and review the main land cover change modeling tools in order to determine the improvements to be made to the existing version of the tool simulation prototype.
A2. Development and operationalization of the simulation tool through (i) the construction of its central source code from the prototype, (ii) the development of new modules, and (iii) the design of tables of edge for offline/online display of outputs.
A3. Realization of regional and national case studies then reinforcement of the capacities of the stakeholders, in particular on the construction, the execution and the analysis of the results of scenarios.
A4. Coordination, governance and communication.

Related people

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Project Manager

Clovis Grinand

PhD in Functional Ecology and Agronomic Sciences (SupAgro, IRD and CIRAD) and specialized in Localized Information Systems for Spatial Planning (AgroParisTech), he is an expert in land use change monitoring using remote sensing, digital soil mapping and spatial modeling applied to forestry, agronomy and landscape ecology. He is the author of numerous international scientific publications.

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Mission officer

Etienne Duperron

Graduated of an agricultural engineering school (INP-ENSAT), he specialized in spatial information processing via the Master 2 in Geomatics Sciences in Environment and Planning (SIGMA) from the University of Toulouse Jean Jaurès. After working for two years on forest degradation and reforestation in the Brazilian Amazon, he joined the team to provide support on processing, analysis and spatial modeling related to the development and sustainability of territories, mainly in Mozambique

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Country representative in Mozambique

Jean-Baptiste Roelens

Holder of a master Tropical environment and Biodiversity, he worked for 3 years in French Guyana, notably as forest ecology and soil science research officer at CIRAD. From 2008 to 2016 he worked at the WWF in Madagascar, France and Democratic Republic of Congo as Forest and Climate program manager. At WWF, he supported conservation, forest landscape restoration and REDD+ projects, he also conducted campaign and advocacy work on forest policies and energy infrastructure development. He joined Etc Terra - then nitidæ - in May 2016 as MOZBIO project manager around the Gilé national reserve in the Zambézia province in Mozambique.

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Environmental and Spatial Analyst / Forest & REDD+ / Mozambique

Sá Nogueira Lisboa

Earned a BSc in Forestry and an MSc in Biodiversity Conservation and Management of Tropical Ecosystems at Eduardo Mondlane University, Mozambique. His main research interest is forest dynamic, emphasizing ecological and human processes, trade-offs among ecosystem services and biodiversity. He has over five years of experience working with rural communities, NGOs, national governments, and international agencies. He brings his expertise in landscape-scale spatial modeling using innovative tools to address challenges related to land use change and environmental impacts.

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Co-Director

Matthieu Tiberghien

Holder of a Master's degree in Management from the Paris-Dauphine University and a Master in "Social Policies and Planning in developing Countries" from the London School of Economics, he brings his expertise in project building and project management in renewable energy, REDD+, technical engineering, economic and financial due diligence, business development, strategic partnerships, fundraising and human ressources management

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Project officer / Forest & REDD + / France

Frédérique Montfort

Currently working on her PhD thesis, she has a Master II in "Plant biodiversity and tropical ecosystem management (BioGET)" from the University of Montpellier and AgroPariTech. She brings her expertise in biodiversity and forest landscape degradation/restoration

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Technical Assistant for Informatic Programming and Spatial Analysis / Forest & REDD+ / Mozambique

Manuel Uiliamo

Holding a master's degree in Control and Automation Engineering from Université de Sidi Bell Abbes - Algeria with solid computer skills in an overview. His training allowed him to acquire excellent knowledge of a variety of programming languages and industrial electricity bases. He is also creator of motivational content with basic knowledge of audiovisual editing

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Administrative Assistant / Mozambique

Percília Simião Inguane

Graduated in Anthropology from the Universidade Eduardo Mondlane and in Communication and Image from the Escola de Jornalismo, she has professional experience in the areas of Administration and Communication and Image. She is currently a collaborator in the LUCCIA project, as an administrative assistant

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Administrative and Financial Assistant / Mozambique

Palmira Marinho Gravata Vitória

Gratuated in Economics and Education from Pedagogical University in Mozambique, with 7 years of experience as an Administrative Assistant, she support the ACAMOZ project in terms the administrative, finance and Human Resources management and Public Relations.

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Administrative Assistant / Mozambique

Marlene Filipe Zavala

Bachelor of Law by the Superior Institute of Financial Management and Commerce (ISGECOF), with experience of 1 year in administration, human resources management and logistics. She joined the team in June 2022, to provide administrative support in projects implemented in Mozambique